Circa £37,000 per annum
Closing date
Thursday, 6 June, 2019
Interview date
Friday, 14 June, 2019
Job type

Ref: S534 | Cheshire, Merseyside & Lancashire or Yorkshire & the Humber (office based or home based) | 35 hours per week

We’re seeking an experienced professional with the right skills to become an integral part of our North of England Leadership team.

Reporting to the North of England Director, the Head of Stroke Support is responsible for a specified geography within which they strategically lead the activity of the charity. You will play a key role in commissioning, contract negotiation, quality improvement and development of our support services, whilst ensuring all staff and volunteers are developed and supported.

You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, an understanding of systems leadership and a track record of working to develop person-centred support. You need to be proactive and flexible, with the skills to coach and lead a diverse team. Ideally you will have experience of working within the Health and Social Care Sector, including commissioning, contract delivery and negotiation, quality improvement and community development. The successful applicants’ base will be negotiated and the role will require regular travel across the designated area and the wider zone.

Excellent IT skills, with the ability to use data to underpin decision making is essential.

It is optional for this role to be home based, please see our homeworking agreement for full details.

The use of a car with business use cover and the ability to drive is essential to fulfil the requirements of the role.


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Email the completed application form to by the closing date 6 June 2019.  Interviews are being held on 14 June 2019.

The Stroke Association is an equal opportunities employer, to enable us to fulfil our responsibilities please complete the equal opportunities form and email it to which is managed by our HR team. Do not send it with your application or send your application to this email address.

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About us

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down, and so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke and it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.